My son has just been stopped by Police in an unmarked car in his Navara pickup which was full of logs. He was taken to a weighbridge and found to be 6.25% over the weight and fined £100. My son says the Police car did not flash any blue lights - he had been at a petrol station there was a Police motorbike rider who didn't say anything. Then as he pulled out to the nearby cross roads/traffic lights which were at red the unmarked Police vehicle pulled alongside and waved him to stop and told him to follow to weighbridge. Did they have the right to stop without making any indication by flashing blue lights in some way?
no there isn't an allegation for fail to stop - he was at traffic lights by the petrol station (there is dual carriageway for right turning traffic) he was in lane to go straight on.
The unmarked car pulled alongside him without blue lights flashing and the officer person wound down his window and indicated for son to pull over.
then escorted son to a weighbridge
He says it was police officers
We are in Tadcaster and the North Yorks Police have their traffic unit based here
He says fixed penalty
ohhhhh righteo - we thought that blue lights had to be shown to make it a legal stop but apparently not then
can he appeal against it because the Police Motorbike rider saw my son in his vehicle and did not do anything but drove off
righteo thank you for your time.
at least we know how he stands